Evaluation of Harmful Acoustic impact is far beyond the concept of Offensive Nuisance Sounds that you can hear.
In a just released study (12-27-2012), conducted for the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, a study panel of nationally recognized acoustic experts ( one, biased for the Wind industry, two, independent of previous studies, and one biased against the wind Industry) the findings of this panel unanimously confirm that infra sound produced by industrial scale wind turbines (1.5 MW and larger) can and do produce harmful acoustical impacts to humans and other life forms in range of their operation.
While the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors continue to focus upon "sounds" that are measured in the audible decibel range, they remain completely uninformed regarding potential negative health impacts to the citizens of Roanoke County in the infra sound or ultra-low frequency ranges. While these issues are abnormally abstract, it is understandable that lay people are typically incapable of evaluating such issues. However, it is not acceptable for our leadership to naively dismiss such concerns of their constituency.
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Docket ID: 2535-CE-100
(Highland Wind Farm)